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How Much Does a Pet Carrier Cost?

 
low costCardboard Carrier: Less Than $10 average costDuffel Bag-Style Carrier: $18-$115high costLarge or Deluxe Carrier: $80-$200
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Pet carriers are made of cloth, hard plastic or even cardboard and are designed to keep a dog, cat, rodent or bird comfortable, safe and calm while traveling.

Typical costs:

  • Pet travel carriers range in price from less than $10 to as much as $200.
  • The cheapest pet travel carrier is made of durable cardboard and cost under $10. Chain pet stores like PetSmart[1] and Petco[2] sell cardboard carriers for less than $10.
  • Soft-sided, duffel bag-style carriers cost $18-$115. Sherpa's Pet Trading Company has products costing $58-$120 at most pet stores.
  • Carriers for medium sized dogs, or dogs that weigh between 40 and 65 pounds, cost $70-$120. Kennel-Aire makes the Remington and Travel-Aire hard plastic carriers for medium and large sized dogs. They typically cost $84-$130.
  • Large carriers, for large dog breeds, range from $80 to $150.
  • Deluxe travel carriers, with wheels and other features, cost about $200. For example, the Komfort Pets Climate-Controlled Pet Carrier, for pets under 15 pounds, costs about $200 depending on its size.
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What should be included:
  • Cardboard carriers are best for short car trips, such as to the veterinarian.
  • Soft-sided carriers are built for cats and dogs up to 25 pounds.
  • Many carriers for small dogs and cats have convenient features, like wheels, or convert into backpacks, car seats or beds. Pet Gear Inc.'s[3] I-Go Weekender, built for pets up to 20 pounds, costs $120.
  • Many pet carriers include padding, bedding or water and food cups.
Additional costs:
  • Water and food cups built for carrier use typically cost $3-$12. Some, like Lixit Corporation's Waterboy Travel Bowl[4] boast leak-proof designs.
  • An airline flight kit that includes food and water cups, a disposable floor liner, "Live Animal" stickers and pet I.D. labels costs about $5.
Shopping for a pet carrier:
  • Consider what airlines might require before traveling with the pet might include before selecting a carrier. Airlines have strict pet travel regulations[5] . Pets with a ticket that will travel in the plane's cargo section must have an airline-approved carrier, so look for this label.
  • The World Travel Guide[6] offers tips for traveling with cats. DogFriendly.com[7] has a list of travel tips for dog owners.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3957455
  2.  www.petco.com/Shop/Product.aspx?familyid=102267&Ntt=cardboard%20carrier&OneResultRedire...
  3.  www.petgearinc.com/product_info.asp?id=92
  4.  www.petstore.com/lixit-corporation-waterboy-travel-bowl
  5.  www.pettravel.com/airline_rules.cfm
  6.  www.worldtravelguide.com/travel-essentials/pet-travel-carriers.html
  7.  www.dogfriendly.com/server/travel/info/tips/plan.shtml
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